Flowers can fool

By looking at the image you’re likely to be fooled. The tree in question is a mango tree in full bloom. By the end of the first week of February this Alphonso mango tree is loaded with flowers. Each flower is small with white petals and a mild sweet aroma. A mango tree in full flower is a beautiful sight indeed!
mangoHaving counted the blooms, you will be made to believe that this tree is likely to give at least 1000 plus mangoes! But that’s far from reality. If you get 200 plus mangoes, count yourself lucky.
Having observed the mango trees in my orchard since last seven years I have realized that all flowers do not become fruits. Most flowers turn brown then black and shed from the tree. The flowers are pollinated by insects and less than 1% of the flowers will mature to form a fruit.


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